Record numbers applying to U of Minn. med schoolMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Medical School's Twin Cities campus is seeing a record number of applications.
By: Associated Press, Worthington Daily Globe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Medical School's Twin Cities campus is seeing a record number of applications.
The school received 3,360 applications for the 2010-11 academic year. That's about 100 more than last year.
The Minnesota Daily reports the number of applicants to the school has been rising steadily since 2003 and has nearly doubled since 2001. Nationwide, the number of applicants to medical schools has been relatively stable over the past four years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Associate dean for admissions Paul White says the real success is not the rise in applicants — it's the rise in well-qualified applicants.
White says the number of students who enroll in the Twin Cities campus Medical School each year stays at about 170.
Information from: The Minnesota Daily, http://www.mndaily.com/